1. Sam goes to the movies once a month.

What does 'the movies' mean in this sentence?

a. a movie theater b. a showing of a movie in a theater c. films in general d. the film industry


The expression going to the movies would be widely understood to mean going to watch a movie in a movie theatre - also known as going to a film.

One might also use the expression regarding the showing of a movie in a school hall or similar but it would be stretching the meaning.

So the answer is definitely "b".

It would NOT be understood as:

a. going to a movie theatre for some other purpose

c. films in general

d. the movie industry.

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